The Casares Cultural Department has put together an extensive programme of events to celebrate Andalucia Day on Saturday 28 February. The day is very special to Casares, as it is the birthplace of the Father of Andalucia, Blas Infante, with the local population taking to the streets to celebrate alongside hundreds of visitors.
The celebrations begin with a homage to Blas Infante, in front of his bust in Plaza de España, during which the Andalucian anthem will be sung, led by the singer Lucía Soccam accompanied by the local government, representatives from all local political groups, associations, and the public. A floral tribute will also be laid.
The fandango casareño will also feature in the celebrations with a dance spectacular performed by the municipal school of dance, accompanied by a flamenco quartet featuring local singers Diego Reyes and Ana Pineda, Javier Pineda on guitar and Benancio on symbols.
The day’s activities continue with a chance to sample the locally produced cheeses, accompanied by Andalucian wine poured in the traditional Andalucian way.
At 2 pm the music starts performed by the popular group ‘Dynamic’ providing an opportunity to dance the afternoon away whilst visiting the local bars and restaurants.
The local Blas Infante museum, situated in his birthplace will be open from 11 am to 4 pm for visitors to find out more about this important figure in Andalucia’s modern history.